Ricky Gilbert Visser

April 1, 1944October 11, 2020

Rick G. Visser, age 76, passed suddenly to glory on Sunday, October 11, 2020. He was preceded in death by his first wife of almost 50 years, Norma Louise Visser. He is survived by his wife of 2 ½ years, Lavonne Visser; daughter, Shannon Visser-Wrightsman; sons Ryan (Julie) Visser and Patrick (Amber) Visser; grandchildren Amber, Alex, Silas, Liam; his lifelong friend, George Doyle.

He lived in Wyoming and after working his way through Western Michigan University, he went on to teach for 30 years at Kelloggsville Public Schools, where he grew up. He loved teaching and loved his students whom he fondly called “his kids."

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI, with visitation from 10-11 a.m. prior to service. Pastor Craig Bickel officiating. Interment will be at Ashley Cemetery, Greenville, MI. In honor of Rick and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Faith Hospice. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at


  • Faith Hospice


  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020


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George Doyle

October 15, 2020

Our friendship goes back over 60 ears. We had so many good times together sharing laughter music and all of our other interests. I've will dearly miss our great conversations solving all the world's problems together. My prayers and condolences go out to the immediate family. Goodbye dear friend..

Action Mold

October 14, 2020

On behalf of all Ryan Visser's co-workers at Action Mold, we send our sympathy and warm wishes to the Visser family.


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